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Playwriting

 

Program Overview:

Degree Offered: MFA (36 credits)
Fall Application Deadline: January 15
Graduate Advisor: Christine Scarfuto
Contact Information: cs3858@hunter.cuny.edu

 

Applicants who have completed all or part of their university studies in a non-US institution and/or require student visas must submit their applications no later than February 1  to be considered for Fall admission.

Admission Requirements:

You must meet the following minimum requirements in order to be considered for admission.  Meeting these minimum requirements does not guarantee acceptance to the program.

  • A bachelor’s degree from a regionally accredited institution comparable in standard and content to a bachelor’s degree from Hunter College.
  • A statement of purpose of approximately 500-750 words answering the following questions: Why do you choose playwriting as a literary form? Discuss your background in the theatre, the playwrights and productions that have influenced you, and what you hope to bring to the stage.
  • Play Manuscript - Submit a full length play or a one act play of at least 40 pages. A digital copy of the manuscript needs to be uploaded in the online applications system before submitting the application.
  • Two letters of recommendation from appropriate academic or professional references.
  • Applicants whose native language is not English and who have taken all or part of their undergraduate education in a country where English is not the native language are required to submit scores on the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL). The following minimum scores must be obtained:
      • Paper Based Test: 550
      • Computer Administered Test: 213
      • Internet Based Test: 60 (less speaking component) 

For information on taking the TOEFL, visit www.TOEFL.org.  For information on submitting your TOEFL scores as part of your application visit Submitting TOEFL scores.

Additional Information:

For additional program information, visit the Theatre Department website.

Graduate Admissions Office Hours

 

*The graduate admissions team is working remotely due to the COVID-19 public health crisis*

Please direct all inquiries to gradadmissions@hunter.cuny.edu

 

Monday-Thursday 10:00AM-5:00PM

Fridays 10:00AM-12:00PM

 

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